Hermeneutics : Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-01
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
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If non-specialists learn the correct principles and processes for hermeneutics, much more accurate and helpful biblical interpretation can be accomplished. Hermeneutics gives the reader not only an understanding of the principles of proper biblical interpretation but also the ability to apply those principles in sermon preparation, personal Bible study, or writing. This popular book outlines a five-step hermeneutical procedure that includes: (1) historical-cultural and contextual analysis, (2) lexical-syntactical analysis, (3) theological analysis, (4) genre identification and analysis, and (5) application. The second edition includes updated material covering developments in hermeneutics over the past twenty years. An Instructor's Resource CD containing teaching suggestions, Powerpoint slides, suggested answers to exercises, and supplementary handouts is available to Bible college and seminary professors.

Author Biography

Henry A. Virkler (PhD, Georgia State University) is professor of psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has written five books, including A Christian's Guide to Critical Thinking. Karelynne Gerber Ayayo (ThD, Boston University) is assistant professor of New Testament at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Introduction to Biblical Hermeneuticsp. 15
The History of Biblical Interpretationp. 43
Historical-Cultural and Contextual Analysisp. 79
Lexical-Syntactical Analysisp. 97
Theological Analysisp. 121
Special Literary Forms: Similes, Metaphors, Proverbs, Parables, and Allegoriesp. 147
Special Literary Forms: Prophecy, Apocalyptic Literature, and Typesp. 167
Applying the Biblical Message: A Proposal for the Transcultural Problemp. 193
Epilogue: Using the Bible for Preaching and Devotionsp. 217
Summary: The Processes Involved in Interpretation and Application of a Scriptural Textp. 225
A Sample Bibliography of Works Relating to Hermeneutics from Various Theological Viewpointsp. 229
Readings on Revelation, Inspiration, and Inerrancy from a Variety of Theological Perspectivesp. 231
A Bibliography on Sensus Pleniorp. 233
Computer-Based Resources for Exegetical Studyp. 235
Instructor's Resource CDp. 240
General Bibliographyp. 241
Scripture Indexp. 247
Subject Indexp. 252
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